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The Calendar of all scheduled club events is shown here. For additional detail about the event, follow the link in the Event column.
You can also download our Public Observing Session brochure.
EventDateDescriptionWhereStatus
May Public Observing - Summer Binocular Objects Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:00 PM Summer Binocular Objects

You don’t need a large telescope to see object in the Milky Way, or deep space as a matter of fact. Learn what to
look for and where you will find it using simple binoculars under a dark night sky.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
SGNC Scheduled
June Public Observing - Wonders of Saturn Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 PM Wonders of Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System after Jupiter. It too is a gas
giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth. It is surrounded by an amazing ring system.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
SGNC Scheduled
July Public Observing - Total Solar Eclipse Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:00 PM The Total Solar Eclipse of August 21st

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon crosses over the face of the sun and the moon’s shadow strikes the Earth's surface. This summer’s total solar eclipse will cause one of the most majestic natural wonders that most people will see during their lifetimes, and Illinois is the place to be to see it.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
SGNC Scheduled
August Public Observing - Moon and Sun Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:00 PM Moon and Sun

Our moon, the brightest object in the sky after the Sun, is the sole natural satellite of the Earth. Learn about the moon's relationship to, and impact on, the Earth, including a review of the recent total solar eclipse. Some of the interesting features on our nearest celestial neighbor will be presented also.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
SGNC Scheduled
September Public Observing - Emission Nebulae Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:30 PM Emission Nebulae of the Milky Way

An emission nebula is a nebula formed of ionized gases that emit light of various colors. The most common source of this ionization is high-energy photons emitted from a nearby hot star.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
SGNC Scheduled
October Public Observing - The Andromeda Galaxy Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:00 PM The Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light years from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way.

In addition to our presentation, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
SGNC Scheduled